Alex is planning on coming home for a party this Saturday (weather permitting!). It seems all events in Iowa are held with the caveat "weather permitting"!
So, if the weather cooperates in southern Minnesota and north-central Iowa on Saturday, Alex and Allison will venture out (with their dog, Oliver) and we'll have his favorite food, scalloped potatoes with ham and his dad's homemade french and cheesy breads!
This is a picture of the Loess Hills near Missouri Valley in western Iowa. (Taken by train-guy, John, who was on a train parked nearby a week ago.)